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Community Earth System Model (CESM)
Entry ID: NCAR_CESM
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Summary
Abstract: The Community Earth System Model (CESM) is a coupled climate model for simulating Earth's climate system. Composed of five separate models simultaneously simulating the Earth's atmosphere, ocean, land, land-ice, and sea-ice, plus one central coupler component, CESM allows researchers to conduct fundamental research into the Earth's past, present, and future climate states.

The CESM system can be configured a number of different ways from both a science and technical perspective. CESM supports several different resolutions and component configurations. In addition, each model component has input options to configure specific model physics and parameterizations. CESM can be run on a number of different hardware platforms and has a relatively flexible design with respect to processor layout of components. CESM also supports both an internally developed set of component interfaces and the ESMF compliant component interfaces.

The CESM project is a cooperative effort among U.S. climate researchers. Primarily supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and centered at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, the CESM project enjoys close collaborations with the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific development of the CESM is guided by the CESM working groups, which meet twice a year. The main CESM workshop is held each year in June to showcase results from the various working groups and coordinate future CESM developments among the working groups. The CESM website provides more information on the CESM project, such as the management structure, the scientific working groups, downloadable source code, and online archives of data from previous CESM experiments.

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Related URL
Link: GET SERVICE
Description: Access the Community Earth System Model (CESM) code. (login required)

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION > USER'S GUIDE
Description: Community Earth System Model (CESM) user guide.
Service Citation
Originators: NCAR Climate System Model
Title: Community Earth System Model (CESM)
Provider: NCAR/UCAR
Edition: 1.0
URL: http://www.cesm.ucar.edu/models/cesm1.0/
Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SURFACE PRESSURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >CONVERGENCE/DIVERGENCE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >VERTICAL WIND MOTION   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >VORTICITY   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION ANOMALIES   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE MOTION   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE EXTENT   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE MOTION   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE EXTENT   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE MOTION   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WIND WAVES   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >CONVERGENCE/DIVERGENCE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >VERTICAL WIND MOTION   [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE EXTENT   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE MOTION   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE ELEVATION   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE ELEVATION   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >BOUNDARY LAYER WINDS   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER THICKNESS/ICE SHEET THICKNESS   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER TOPOGRAPHY/ICE SHEET TOPOGRAPHY   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER MOTION/ICE SHEET MOTION   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER THICKNESS/ICE SHEET THICKNESS   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER TOPOGRAPHY/ICE SHEET TOPOGRAPHY   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER MOTION/ICE SHEET MOTION   [Definition]
ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
INLAND WATERS
OCEANS
PLANNING CADASTRE
Access Constraints
CESM source code is distributed through a public Subversion code repository. This code can be checked out using Subversion client software, such as the command tool svn, or simply viewed with a web browser. Authorization is required to access the code repository. Please contact the NCAR Community Climate System Model group for more information (ccsm@ucar.edu) .
Use Constraints
The Community Earth System Model (CESM) was developed in cooperation with the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Except for the segregable components listed below, CESM is public domain software. There may be other third party tools and libraries that are embedded, and they may have their own copyright notices and terms. More details at http://www.cesm.ucar.edu/models/cesm1.0/copyright.html
Service Provider
Community Climate System Model, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Service Provider Personnel
Name: NCAR COMMUNITY CLIMATE SYSTEM MODEL
Email: ccsm at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
Climate and Global Dynamics Division
National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
NCAR COMMUNITY CLIMATE SYSTEM MODEL
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: ccsm at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
Climate and Global Dynamics Division
National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2010-09-09
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-08-16
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